Originally Posted by SaddleStrings
Thank you all! That makes sense. I figured while training for halter, I'd give showmanship a whirl, since it all goes hand in hand. And its a good skill for every horse to know. I really need to work with my mare on not wiggling and trying to rub her face all over me. If I can get her to show that would be fun, but if I don't show her, the training will be a good lesson in manners.
Work on the basics first....as the basics for showmanship training are what you do in halter....walk, trot, set up, and STANDING still. If she's trying to rub your face with her head, you are standing too close to her head. You need to be standing out in front of her and off to the side a tad. Go to youtube, and run a search for AQHA World Show halter...stuff like that, where you can watch an actual class, and see where the handler is standing.